Pokemon Go received its first update earlier today, fixing several bugs players had experienced since the app's release. Some users on Reddit (via The Verge) are now claiming that the update (1.01) includes a game-breaking bug that locks them out of the app.
Users who sign into the app via a Pokemon Trainer Club account rather than a Google account are now unable to access the game and its servers. Dogecoin founder Jackson Palmer debugged the network traffic and found that the app no longer sends an HTTP request when you log in with a Pokemon Trainer Club account. This indicates that the problem is with the app itself, rather than being a server issue.
Currently, the only way for users with Pokemon Trainer Club accounts to bypass the bug is to avoid updating the app to version 1.01. Due to Apple's App Store regulatory policies, it's unclear how long it will take for developer Niantic to deliver a fix.
Since its launch last week, Pokemon Go has quickly become a worldwide phenomenon, sending Nintendo's stock soaring and earning an estimated $1.6 million in daily revenue with approximately 7.5 million downloads in the United States alone.
Pokemon Go is available in the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
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Maybe not so much for you, but for others GO is a big thing right now. Next week or next month, maybe not so much...who knows, but stories like this are informative for those who are "into it". Not everything they post can be interesting to everyone.
On another note, luckily my PokemonGO app is still fine, even though I am on beta.
[doublepost=1468382902][/doublepost] Your life is difficult, no doubt. The burden of scrolling through stories you're not as interested in on an online forum. God, things really ARE tough these days!
[doublepost=1468382935][/doublepost] There are in app purchases.
[doublepost=1468383042][/doublepost] Life is tough, I know! Actually having to filter through a few stories you're not as interested in, on an online forum. It gets better, to borrow a phrase! You'll just have to trudge through the misery of it all for the time being, and somehow find a way to manage. Sometimes life is just not fair, man.